Published on: October 4, 2018

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire To Present For The Emerson Group on “Managing Under Duress: How to Navigate the Latest Legislative and Legal Creations”

Louis R. Lessig, a partner in our Employment and Labor group will be presenting for The Emerson Group on, “Managing Under Duress: How to Navigate the Latest Legislative and Legal Creations” –  October 11th at the Cherry Hill Library.  The event will be from 8:30am – 10:00am.  He will be engaging on several areas, including paid sick leave in New Jersey, equal pay and marijuana in the workplace as well as other issues.  The event is open to the public and registration can be made here:



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Source: The Emerson Group
Published on: August 9, 2018

South Jersey Magazine’s Yearly “Top Attorneys” Awarded to Brown & Connery Attorneys

Congratulations to Brown & Connery attorneys William M. Tambussi, John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, Laurel B. Peltzman, and J.T. Triantos.  SJ Magazine’s yearly Top Attorneys issue is out and our attorneys made the list for Regulatory Government, Mediation, Employee Benefits, and Litigation, respectively.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers and featured in the SJ Magazine’s August Issue.  Read more:


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Source: South Jersey Magazine's 2018 Top Attorneys
Published on: July 3, 2018

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Partner With Brown & Connery, LLP, Recipient Of The 2018 HR Consultant Of The Year Award

Louis R. Lessig, Esquire, partner with Brown & Connery, LLP in their labor & employment group is the recipient of the 2018 HR Consultant of the Year Award. Developed in 2001, the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year Awards – which includes “HR Consultant of the Year,” “HR Rising Star of the Year,” and “HR Person of the Year” – spotlight the region’s human resources industry and recognize the HR professionals and consultants who exemplify performance excellence and outstanding achievement in the field.

Lessig, a recognized thought leader, employment litigator, labor contract negotiator, counselor, speaker, author and trainer focuses his practice in labor & employment law.  He has presented on numerous employment topics and has already taken the stage over one hundred and forty times locally, regionally, and nationally for clients and associations delivering his unique and engaging perspective as a full time practicing litigator who takes the challenging legal and legislative landscape, makes it digestible, interesting and often fun for audience members.

Lessig has been interviewed by such outlets as National Public Radio (NPR) and been published by various organizations including XpertHR, Thompson and Aspen Publishing.

As a dedicated volunteer, he has served as President of the Alumni Board for Muhlenberg College as well as serving on the boards and as President for the Camden County Bar Association and subsequently for the Camden County Bar Foundation. Lessig is the Immediate Past President of Tri-State HRMA, after completing his two year term as President of the chapter, as well serving as Legislative Chair. He also serves as the New Jersey State Legislative Director for Garden State Council – SHRM.

He is the recipient of multiple previous honors and awards for his work, including, but not limited to being an Honoree for the SmartCEO Centers of Influence Award and Winner of the SmartCEO Esquire Industry Practice Award.

Louis R. Lessig, shown here accepting the HR Consultant Award at the 18th Annual HR
Person of the Year Award dinner on May 23rd. (*photos courtesy of Fig Tree Photography).


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Source: HR Person of the Year Awards
Published on: June 21, 2018

Brown & Connery Partners with Ronald McDonald House

Our attorneys, Jennifer Harris, Timothy Horn, Tara Humma, Kathleen Dohn, Chad Davis, Kelly Adler, and Michael DiPiero, joined our friends at TD Bank to serve dinner to the families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. These families come from all over the country and the world seeking medical treatment for their children. The Ronald McDonald House provides families with the ability to stay together in a homelike setting rather than spending time shuttling from hospital room to hotels and back. The Ronald McDonald House offers daily meals to these families served by volunteer groups. The firm was glad to partner with TD Bank to host dinner for the wonderful children, families, and staff at the Ronald McDonald House. It is the first of what we expect will be a regular event for Brown & Connery. For more information on the Ronald McDonald House and the great work they do, please visit

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Source: Brown & Connery Partner With Ronald McDonald House
Published on: May 26, 2018

Louis Lessig Interviewed by HR Certification Institute

Louis R. Lessig, a partner in the labor and employment group at the firm was recently interviewed by the HR Certification  Institute (HRCI) regarding Cyber Security and the essential role that HR plays in actively protecting the organization from hackers, phishing expeditions and related cyber attacks on their businesses. 


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Source: HR is crucial in preventing and responding to cyberattacks
Published on: May 22, 2018

Eric E. Fingerman, Esquire Secures Dismissals At The Conclusion Of Trial

Eric E. Fingerman, Esq of our Haddonfield office was successful in securing dismissals of both an occupational and traumatic exposure claim alleging psychiatric residuals at the conclusion of trial.  Petitioner was unable to sustain the burden of proof of demonstrating the conditions of her employment as a Weigh Station Master for a local Municipal Utilities Authority were objectively stressful, peculiar to the particular work place and supported by objective medical evidence, as outlined in Goyden v. State Judiciary, 128 N.J. 54 (1992).  Mr. Fingerman was successful in demonstrating to the Court that Petitioner’s complaints were subjective in nature and self-created, rather than imposed upon her as a product of stressful working conditions.


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Source: Eric Fingerman, Esquire secures dismissals at conclusion of trial
Published on: April 25, 2018

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire To Speak At Upcoming Seminars Sponsored By The National Business Institute

Shawn C. Huber, Esquire will be speaking at a live teleconference seminar titled “Effective Use of Experts in Civil Litigation” on May 3, 2018.  The program will provide information to manage expert witnesses from admission to trial.  To register, complete the form located at the following link:  Effective Use of Experts in Civil Litigation

Mr. Huber will also be speaking at a seminar titled “Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, and Smartphone Evidence:  The Ultimate Guide” in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on June 22, 2018.  This program will provide practical advice and real-world examples for obtaining ESI and getting it admitted (or keeping it out) at trial.  To register, complete the form located at the following link:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email, and Smartphone Evidence

Both seminars are sponsored by National Business Institute and provide CLE credits in numerous states.


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Source: The National Business Institute Seminars
Published on: April 19, 2018

Several Brown & Connery, LLP Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers Magazine

Partner Louis R. Lessig was recently recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Labor & Employment in this year’s Super Lawyers Magazine New Jersey edition while associate Michael J. Watson was recognized as a “Rising Star” also in Labor & Employment.  Partner Michael J. Miles was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, and associate Shealtiel (Sean) Weinberg was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Workers’ Compensation.  The magazine “selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process.”

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Source: Super Lawyers - Top Lists
Published on: March 26, 2018

William F. Cook Serves As Moderator And Speaker At Camden County Bar Association Seminar

William F. Cook served as a moderator and speaker at a recent seminar with the Camden County Bar Association, “Federal Practice 101.”  The seminar covered various areas of federal practice for beginners, including jurisdiction, pleadings, Rule 16 conferences, discovery, motion practice, pretrial preparation, trial, and practical considerations.  Mr. Cook’s practice includes trial and appellate representation of public and private clients in state and federal courts. 


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Source: Camden County Bar Association
Published on: March 5, 2018

Brown & Connery, LLP Announces The Addition Of Two New Attorneys To The Firm

Brown & Connery, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to our firm, Christopher A. Barrett and Chad B. Davis. Mr. Barrett and Mr. Davis will be located in the firm’s Westmont, New Jersey office.

Christopher A. Barrett is an associate with the firm and concentrates his practice in labor and employment and complex civil litigation. He is a graduate of Widener University School of Law.  Mr. Barrett worked as a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Carol E. Higbee, P.J.S.C. and a Law Clerk with the Honorable Nelson C. Johnson, J.S.C.  Before joining Brown & Connery, LLP, Mr. Barrett represented public and private employers in all aspects of employment matters including discrimination, harassment, CEPA and workplace privacy. He has also experience with serving as a Solicitor for various public entities.  Mr. Barrett has developed internal policies and regulations for employers, as well as participated in and managed union negotiations.

Chad B. Davis is an associate with the firm and concentrates his practice in labor and employment and complex civil litigation. He is a graduate of Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey. Mr. Davis worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Georgia M. Curio, A.J.S.C.  During law school, Mr. Davis worked at the Rutgers Law School Civil Practice Clinic as a Legal Intern representing low income clients in Children’s Disability Social Security Income hearings, divorce proceedings and landlord tenant disputes.  Before joining Brown & Connery, LLP, Mr. Davis’ experience included representing parties in all aspects of employment litigation in State and Federal courts in New Jersey, including handling CEPA and NJLAD claims.

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